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Travelling by boat, Kystriksveien, Norway - Photo: Kystriksveien Reiseliv
Travelling by boat, Kystriksveien, Norway Photo: Kystriksveien Reiseliv

Getting to Kystriksveien and around

Most people explore Kystriksveien by car, but there are plenty of options for those who prefer public transport.

Getting here

By car
You can drive the whole 650 kilometres of Kystriksveien, but if you want to break up the trip in smaller pieces you can combine Kystriksveien with the E6, with many connecting roads to explore.

If you arrive from the south, leave the E6 six kilometres north of Steinkjer, around 120 kilometres north of Trondheim.

From Lofoten you can take the ferry from Moskenes to Bodø. 

If you arrive from the north, leave the E6 at Fauske and head west.

By plane
Trondheim Airport Værnes is located 100 kilometres south of Steinkjer and has good domestic and international flight connections with both SAS and Widerøe as well as with other companies. Bodø Airport also has good domestic flight connections.

Smaller airports like Namsos Airport, Rørvik Airport, Brønnøysund Airport Brønnøy and Sandnessjøen Airport Stokka are all served by Widerøe

By public transportation - Backpacker Kystriksveien
Although most people travel along Kystriksveien by car, there are many exciting possibilities that combine different means of public transportation. It is easy to access the main cities like Namsos, Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen and Bodø with train/bus or by plane, and you can go on round trips from these entry points.

Getting around

By ferry
There are several ferry crossings along Kystriksveien. Just along the main road fv. 17 between Bodø and Steinkjer, there are six ferry crossings. Reservations are not necessary and you will find the ferry trips a pleasant experience.

During the high season (July), it is best to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure time.

Timetables to help plan your trip are available on Kystriksveien's ferry pages

By boat
An interesting way to explore the coastline is by express boat. Try the Namdalingen boat from Namsos to Rørvik, or go on a round trip starting in Sandnessjøen.

Alternatively you can try a voyage with Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage), which stops at Rørvik, Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Ørnes and Bodø. If you go from Bodø or Ørnes to Rørvik, you will enjoy a daytime cruise.

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Last updated:  2013-09-27
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Travelling by boat, Kystriksveien, Norway - Photo: Kystriksveien Reiseliv

Getting to Kystriksveien and around

Most people explore Kystriksveien by car, but there are plenty of options for those who prefer public transport.

Getting to Kystriksveien and around

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